Why Kydex holsters over leather holsters?

Posted by Doug on 8/15/2014

Leather holsters have been shooting devotees’ first decision for a long time. Leather is physically and attractively engaging; it even smells great. Leather holster date back to the beginnings of handguns. The main advantage of leather holsters is how quietly the weapon can be drawn and re-holstered.

The main drawback to leather holsters is that they are touchy to temperature, dampness and stickiness. Leather doesn’t dry effectively; in the event that you leave a weapon in a wet leather holster for an extended period of time, it can result in the holster forming itself too tightly to the weapon. Re-holstering might be troublesome. They wear out and can be become unsafe.

So we can see that leather may not necessarily be the best choice for holster material. So, what’s next? That is where Kydex holsters come into play.